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Drilling Fluids Superintendent At WTS Energy

Date Posted: 20/Nov/2013
Deadline: 02/Dec/2013

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About WTS Energy

WTS Energy provides recruitment and manpower services for the global oil and gas and energy industry. We supply consultants to projects and operations of our clients and perform outsourcing services such workforce management in oil and gas regions around the world. Our clients are based globally and offer a myriad in oil and gas and energy vacancies. 
WTS Energy positions in any phase of the project lifecycle; from Geoscience, Drilling Management and Supervision, (FEED) Engineering, Construction, Commissioning and Start UP, Operations and Maintenance. WTS Energy operates globally with offices in 14 countries. 

Job description Drilling Fluids Superintendent

The responsibilities of Drilling Fluids Superintendent position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare Mud and Waste Management Programs for each well, and ensure these programs meet the objectives of delivering the well, HSSE incident free, without NPT and within AFE.
  • Daily operations follow up and ensure drilling and completion fluids properties and OOC are in the required specifications.
  • Verification of cement slurries designs.
  • Focal point for Fluids, Solids Control and Waste Management Companies.
  • Perform field visits as necessary to ensure HSE and programme compliance, assess onsite mud properties, performance of solids control equipment and assist with cement jobs as required.
  • Visit fluids’ contractor plants as necessary to ensure fluid and product storage meet contract quality and ISO 9001 and 14001.
  • Monitor utilization of drilling and completion fluids chemicals to ensure optimal treatment with minimal wastage to preclude well problems and to protect Company interests Manage drilling and completion fluids chemical cost and ensure all fluids related KPI’s are met.
  • Participate in all well planning sessions.
  • Provide technical reports on fluids’ performances after each well is drilled; capturing lessons learnt and circulate to the rig teams.
  • Evaluate new fluids technologies and propose trials / implementation with the aim of reducing fluids’ costs and optimising operations.
  • Monitor fluids & cement contracts and ensure the Contractors are providing and fulfilling the full scope of services, and that their performance meet the standards specified in each contract.
  • Participate in all fluids tendering / contract management processes, including SOW, as required.
  • Ensure fluids chemicals logistics planning, management and safety at the well sites.
  • QA/QC Fluids Services Companies reports and verify the accuracy and validity of invoices.
  • Perform periodic audits of fluids & cement Contractors.
  • Periodically organize a business plan review (BPR) for fluids vendors in order to review performance and cost.
  • Ensure proper research of offset data on drilling fluids information.
  • Develop fluids KPI’s and ensure drilling and completion fluids’ performance meets them.
  • Compile and issue Company End Of Well Reports in due time, including Mud and Waste Management.
  • Ensure the database is maintained in the appropriate folders and adequately populated with drilling and completion fluids and waste management information.

Key Performance Indicators/ Performance Goals:

  • Wells drilled HSSE incident free and without NPT associated with drilling fluids and waste treatment.
  • Compliance with Well Delivery Process.
  • Detailed drilling, workover and completion fluid programs (mud and waste management) signed and issued at least two weeks prior to commence the operations.
  • Continuous monitoring of drilling fluids performance through regularly provided performance monitoring sheets with agreed KPI’s.
  • Participation and contribution to the success of DWOP/CWOP sessions in all programs
  • Well drilling / completion drilling fluids budget performance below AFE and within 10% of budget.
  • Ensuring that drilling fluids contract ceilings are not exceeded.

Requirements Drilling Fluids Superintendent

  • Degree in an Engineering Discipline.
  • Minimum 15 years operations experience of which at least 10 years in offshore drilling operations.
  • Should have worked at least 5 years as a Drilling Fluids Superintendent.
  • Experience working in West Africa or preferably in Nigeria.

Terms & Conditions Drilling Fluids Superintendent

  • Initial contract of 12 months
  • Rotation: 28/28 days

Company Profile

An independent International Oil and Gas Company operating in West Africa.


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